Monday, July 23, 2012

Clinique Super City Block SPF 40


RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: $19 for 1.4 ounces

THE SKINNY: Using this product was a lesson in reading the information packet BEFORE using the product. I did not do that and my first experience with it was a little disastrous.

What Clinique Super City Block SPF 40 is not: A daily moisturizer with sunscreen.

What Clinique Super City Block SPF 40 is: A lightweight sunscreen that you can use in place of primer. (What a concept!)

Once I figured out how this product worked, I liked it -- a lot. It is a super light, non greasy sunscreen with SPF 40 that you can apply AFTER your moisturizer to help block the sun's damaging rays. It has a great little bit of tint and sheen to give you a glowy look even before you step outside.

It sets your makeup as well and no extra priming is necessary. This is a great summertime/hot day product. And now that I have used it a few times, I am not sure how I did without. It may sound cliche, but I really do feel cooler!

But be aware, this product really does nothing when worn alone. In my first attempt I used it as a moisturizer and wondered why my face was flaky and tight all day. (That's what I get for not reading more before rushing to judgment, I guess.)

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep. What a great concept.

CHECK IT OUT: Super City Block is available at makeup counters, Sephora and direct from Clinique.

-- Tested by Carrie